American Bison in Germany   Germany Bison Association Wilderness Society Bison Association in Germany German bison breeders: These are wild animals, not cattle Directly from the dpa news channel Aug 30, 2020 Heeslingen/Osnabrück (dpa/lni) – The bison breeders in Germany are demanding a legal classification of their horned cattle as wild animals. “We as an association want bison to be classified as wild animals again,” said association chairman Hans-Jürgen Schröder in Osnabrück to the German Press Agency. So far, bison have been considered cattle, which means that there are corresponding requirements for disease protection. Yearly blood tests for brucellosis, leukemia and other … Read more

Canada History

Pages: 1 2 Henry Kellsey, a factor of the Hudson Bay Company, in a report of his explorations in the far west of Canada, in 1691, tells of his party sighting buffalo in large numbers. A few years later this explorer became the first white buffalo hunter on the plains of western Canada. He tells that everywhere the Indians were slaughtering, taking only the choice pieces and leaving the greater portion of each slain body to the wolves which followed in large bands. The Saturday News May 21, 1914    In 1786 statistics show that over 705,000 skins were exported from Québec … Read more

Wood Bison

Most all Wood Bison are in Canada  (Bison bison athabascae)  February 14, 2019 Notice to the Wildlife Import Export Community (F&WS) Subject: Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) Background: At the most recent Conference of the Parties (CoP 17), held in Johannesburg, South Africa, September 24 – October 4, 2016. A proposal by Canada to delist the Wood bison from CITES was adopted and came into effect on January 2, 2017. Therefore no CITES documents are required for this species as of January 2, 2017. However, the Wood bison is protected and listed as Threatened under the US Endangered Species Act (ESA). … Read more